Museum Educators Open House — January 24th is just around the corner!

Well, it’s 2009 and it’s almost time for the Museum District’s Museum Educators Open House on Saturday, January 24th! MEOH is always a fun day for us at the Houston Museum of Natural Science where we get to collaborate with other Houston Museums to put on a big event for area Educators!

The HMNS will be hosting the following amazing Houston organizations; Battleship Texas/San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, Bayou Preservation Association, Downtown Aquarium, FotoFest, Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, Houston Computer Museum, Houston Gem and Mineral Society, Houston Zoo, The John C. Freeman Weather Museum, Moody Gardens,  and the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art! The Children’s Museum of Houston, The Health Museum, Holocaust Museum Houston, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will also be participating as MEOH hosts for the other 16 participating organizations!!

Houston area educators, school administrators, home school educators and student teachers are invited to discover the fascinating exhibitions, programs and educational resources available for their students. This event is completely FREE for all educators and for educators who attend at least 3 or more presentations are eligible for 3 hours of Continuing Education Credit; all you have to do is register online.

Go to the Museum District homepage to register for MEOH 2009 today!

Vote for your favorite Houston Museum

Whale vs. Squid
A scene from my favorite
Houston museum.
Creative Commons License photo credit: me and the sysop

Houston is home to an amazing variety of museums – from the traditional art, science and history museums to the National Museum of Funerary History, these are some of the places that make Houston such a unique and fascinating city.

And now – you can vote for your favorite! Click2Houston has new “Best Museum” poll – and even if you don’t vote, it’s worth a visit just to check out the variety of museums we have right here in town.

Perhaps not surprisingly, I voted for HMNS – where else can you travel the cosmos, walk with the dinosaurs, explore a tropical rainforest and go on an African safari, all without leaving Houston? But I might be a little biased.

What about you? If you vote, come back and leave us a comment. We’d love to know who you voted for – and what makes that museum your favorite.